With our hot summer temperatures, Nevada has ranked among the top 20 states hardest hit by heatstroke fatalities. When temperatures are hot outside, the inside of a car can climb more than 30 degrees hotter in just 10 minutes.
Last year, 39 children died – nationwide – after being left in hot cars. No amount of time, not even a minute, is safe to leave a child in a hot car.
Henderson Professional Fire Fighters started the “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign in 2010 with a mission to educate the community about the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car in hopes to prevent those tragedies from occurring today.
Watch the video for tips to help you avoid these tragedies.